In advance of the 92nd Academy Awards, our programmers take the opportunity to reflect on the Oscars, their perceived importance, and the year in cinema at large.
Bellocchio subtly, uncannily evokes collapsing temporalities, charting with a single judicious juxtaposition an entire century of change.
Rhythm is key throughout the film. Every moment is like a drumbeat that creates a hypnotizing, syncopated cadence.
Although bound by Dafoe’s presence, it’s a film that seems to flout conventional notions of coherence, its arresting movements governed by discontinuity, irruption, and surprise.
Throughout her career, the artist has inhabited an impressive range of characters while drawing directly from the iconography of popular cinema and mass media.
In any exploration of the emotional morass that is a relationship’s dissolution, part of the intrigue hinges on how the documenter might balance accountability.